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[07/10/09 - 06:20 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 10
Updates include: Taylor Kinney joins NBC's "Trauma"; Gregory Smith to play "Copper" for ABC; and Ken Jeong lands an arc on NBC's "Community."

[07/10/09 - 04:41 PM]
Cartoon Network, TNT Among Latest Scheduling Changes
Animal Planet, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CMT, Lifetime, MTV and TLC closed out the week with a host of scheduling announcements.

[07/10/09 - 01:41 PM]
AMC and Banana Republic Announce Marketing Partnership for the Third Season of the Award-Winning Drama Series ''Mad Men''
The campaign will mark the first time the national retailer has featured an original scripted drama series in-stores.

[07/10/09 - 01:29 PM]
Tierney Illness Forces "Parenthood" to Midseason
"Start of production on NBC Universal's new series 'Parenthood' has been postponed for eight weeks due to medical evaluation that valued cast member Maura Tierney is undergoing," NBC said in a statement.

[07/10/09 - 01:10 PM]
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Helps a Wounded Police Officer Whose Public Service Has Been Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
Country Music sensation Trace Adkins will be the celebrity volunteer for this build.

[07/10/09 - 12:55 PM]
LaTV Fest: Greg Berlanti on the Future of Network Drama

[07/10/09 - 11:29 AM]
Big Brother Returns with a Time Period Win in Viewers and All Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, July 9.

[07/10/09 - 11:24 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Trauma" (NBC)

[07/10/09 - 11:06 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Entourage: Season Six" (HBO)

[07/10/09 - 12:18 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Eureka: Season 3.5" (Syfy)

[07/09/09 - 10:01 PM]
So You Think You Can Dance Top 10 Finalists Revealed After Caitlin Kinney and Phillip Chbeeb Are Eliminated
FOX details the latest "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination.

[07/09/09 - 06:38 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 9
Updates include: Greg Malins to team with Harlan Coben for a new FOX drama; Anthony Zuiker inks a first-look deal with CBS Television Studios; and Warner Bros. to pocket $350,000 per episode for "Old Christine's" sale to Lifetime.

[07/09/09 - 04:09 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Parenthood" (NBC)

[07/09/09 - 03:43 PM]
Astronauts Embark on Provocative Space Thriller in "Defying Gravity," a New Series Starring Ron Livingston and Laura Harris, Begining with a Special Two-Hour Premiere Sunday, August 2 on the ABC Television Network
The series will then air regularly from 10:00-11:00 p.m., starting Sunday, August 9.

[07/09/09 - 01:40 PM]
TNT to Introduce New Online Games for Hit Caper Series Leverage and New Undercover Police Drama Dark Blue
The games will coincide with the season premieres of both series on Wednesday, July 15.

[07/09/09 - 01:39 PM]
Starz Entertainment to Join Comcast's on Demand Online Trial
Original series "Crash," "Head Case," and "Party Down" will be among the available programming.

[07/09/09 - 01:11 PM]
BBC at Comic-Con 2009 : More Events Added
"Doctor Who," "Being Human," "Torchwood" and "The Mighy Boosh" will now all be featured at the event.

[07/09/09 - 12:56 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Is Wednesday's #1 Telecast, with NBC's Top Slot Results Since October 2008
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 8.

[07/09/09 - 12:48 PM]
USA Network's Critically Acclaimed Original Series - 'Burn Notice' and 'Psych' - Come to Comic-Con on Thursday, July 23
"Stargate SG-1" alum Michael Shanks will be moderating the "Burn Notice" panel.

[07/09/09 - 12:38 PM]
ABC Is Up Year to Year on the Night for the 5th Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 8.

[07/09/09 - 12:26 PM]
Jennifer Love Hewitt and the Entire "Ghost Whisperer" Cast Head to Comic-Con 2009 to Reveal Season 5 Secrets
Co-stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim, Jamie Kennedy and Christoph Sanders are all set to appear.

[07/09/09 - 10:50 AM]
Terry Kinney Joins the Cast of "The Mentalist" in a Recurring Role
He'll play Agent Sam Bosco, "a seemingly flat-footed policeman with a deceptively sharp intelligence."

[07/09/09 - 10:05 AM]
New Premiere Date Announced for TV Land's "How'D You Get So Rich" Starring Joan Rivers and Comedic Hidden Camera Series "Make My Day"
The pair switch yet again, this time back to their original Wednesday, August 5 start.

[07/09/09 - 09:52 AM]
Lifetime Television Acquires Exclusive Off-Net Cable Rights to Hit Comedy the New Adventures of Old Christine from Warner BroS. Domestic Television Distribution
The series will make its off-network cable premiere on Lifetime in the fall of 2010.

[07/09/09 - 08:42 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Orders Groundbreaking New Series Starring Jon Heder from Gary Sanchez Productions and Debmar-Mercury
The multi-camera comedy will star Heder "as an out of work computer IT specialist who leaves the big city and returns to his small home town."

[07/08/09 - 11:30 PM]
LaTV Fest: Producers Give Their State of the TV Union

[07/08/09 - 06:47 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 8
Updates include: "30 Rock's" off-network sale to clear $800,000 per episode; and Maiara Walsh is the latest to gain regular status on ABC's "Desperate Housewives."

[07/08/09 - 03:56 PM]
'Warehouse 13' Opens Its Doors for Syfy Viewers as #1 Cable Program Tuesday Night
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 7.

[07/08/09 - 03:16 PM]
Launch of Original Series "10 Things I Hate About You" Becomes ABC Family's No. 1 Comedy Debut Ever
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 7.

[07/08/09 - 03:02 PM]
NBC Sends "Road Trip" to Mondays
The series will head to Mondays at 8:00/7:00c effective immediately with encores of "America's Got Talent" taking over on Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/08/09 - 02:56 PM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Has Sold Emmy and Golden Globe Winning Comedy "30 Rock" in Off-Network Syndication
In addition to Comedy Central, the series has been sold to the Fox Television Stations and Tribune Broadcasting stations in the nation's top markets.

[07/08/09 - 01:06 PM]
ABC Takes Second on Tuesday with Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 7.

[07/08/09 - 11:39 AM]
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Celebrity Editions Begin Friday, July 10, on Fox
Larry the Cable Guy, Jack Hanna, Star Jones, Bill Goldberg, Sugar Ray Leonard and Dean Cain are among the featured guests.

[07/08/09 - 10:16 AM]
Dollhouse Premieres Friday, September 25, on Fox
The network confirms its fall scheduling changes from yesterday.

[07/08/09 - 09:52 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Acquires Off-Net Rights to '30 Rock'
The all-comedy channel will launch the series with five seasons beginning in the fall of 2011.

[07/08/09 - 08:54 AM]
Bravo's 'Top Chef: Las Vegas' Premieres WeD. August 26 at 9 PM ET/PT
"Las Vegas has become a culinary destination - some of the world's best chefs and restaurants are here - so it's only fitting that our newest season was the best yet," said Tom Colicchio.

[07/08/09 - 08:42 AM]
Brits and Canucks and Comedy Central(R), Oh My! 'Fonejacker' Meets America and 'Kenny VS. Spenny' Makes a Welcome Return on Sunday, July 12 at 2:00 A.M.*
"Fonejacker" is a British prank show featuring "undercover video footage, Monty Python-esque animations and visual on-screen wordplay."

[07/08/09 - 08:24 AM]
CBS's Summer Hit "Big Brother" Returns on Multiple Platforms, Premiering Thursday, July 9
CBS details its ancillary offerings for the new season, including Twitter updates "from a production insider."

[07/08/09 - 08:20 AM]
Who Will Win in Chefs VS. City?
Food Network's latest original series bows Friday, August 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/08/09 - 07:05 AM]
Stars to Light Up the 2009 Espys Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson
Omar Epps, Seth Meyers, Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto and Andy Samberg are among the featured presenters.

[07/08/09 - 06:59 AM]
TLC's Hit Series "Toddlers and Tiaras" Returns for the Crown
The new season launches Wednesday, July 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/08/09 - 06:39 AM]
The Black Eyed Peas to Perform at "Teen Choice 2009" Monday, August 10, on Fox
Plus: a second wave of nominees is announced.

[07/07/09 - 06:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 7
Updates include: Andrea Bowen to return to ABC's "Desperate Housewives"; HBO to develop Jeffrey Eugenides's "Middlesex" as a series; and Jane Lynch to depart Starz's "Party Down."

[07/07/09 - 04:51 PM]
FOX Bumps "Dollhouse," "Truth" Back a Week
The network plans to encore "Glee's" season premiere on September 18, pushing "Dollhouse's" return to September 25.

[07/07/09 - 01:04 PM]
Pawn Star$ Premieres Sunday, July 19 at 10pm ET on History(Tm)
The series "takes viewers inside the doors of the only family-run pawnshop in Las Vegas, where three generations of men from the Harrison family amusingly clash while running the business together."

[07/07/09 - 01:03 PM]
VH1 and History(Tm) Unite to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock with an Original Documentary Event "Woodstock: Now & Then"
The two-hour documentary will premiere on Friday, August 14 at 9pm on VH1 and VH1 Classic and on Monday, August 17 at 8pm on History.

[07/07/09 - 12:50 PM]
NBC's Smash Hit Series 'America's Got Talent' Heats Up the Summer!
NBC spins the numbers for the series to date this season.

[07/07/09 - 12:17 PM]
ABC Places 2 of the Top 5 TV Programs During the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 29-July 5.

[07/07/09 - 12:16 PM]
ABC's Is No. 1 on Monday Night Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, July 6.

[07/07/09 - 12:12 PM]
Ion Television's Second Quarter Primetime Viewership Grows Year Over Year Across Every Hour
ION spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2009.







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[02/17/17 - 11:09 AM]
TNT's "Animal Kingdom" Returns for Season 2 Tuesday, May 30
The second season has been expanded to 13 episodes, up from its 10-episode freshman run.

[02/17/17 - 10:31 AM]
The Top 20 Junior Home Cooks Are Revealed on "MasterChef Junior"
Throughout this season, the juniors will face a wide array of exciting new challenges, including one served up by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

[02/17/17 - 09:21 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season 7 Mid-Season Premiere Delivers 15.9 Million Total Viewers
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 12.

[02/17/17 - 09:01 AM]
TBS's "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" Is #1 in Late Night Among Young Adults in 2017
TBS spins the numbers for the year to date.

[02/17/17 - 08:37 AM]
Showtime Sports(R) to Stream First Ever Live Boxing Event on Twitter with Broner vs. Grandos, Live on Saturday, Feb. 18
The unique collaboration with Twitter is an extension of the Showtime Free Preview Weekend during which the premium network will be available to more than 73 million television households nationwide from Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 20.

[02/17/17 - 08:27 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Continues Demo Win Streak
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49 for the fourth consecutive week.

[02/16/17 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 16
Updates include: Kevin Smith brings "Sam & Twitch" to BBC America; Retta tapped for "Good Girls" at NBC; and Jonathan Krisel to helm "Ghosted" at FOX.

[02/16/17 - 05:24 PM]
The CW Expands "The Vampire Diaires" Series Finale to Two-Hour Event
Look for the one-hour retrospective "Forever Yours" to lead off the night at 8:00/7:00c followed by the show's final installment at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/16/17 - 03:03 PM]
Bravo Media Is Living the Highlife in the Low Country as "Southern Charm" Season Four Premieres Monday, April 3 at 9PM ET/PT
Get the bourbon flowing for the new season as Southern socialites Landon Clements, Craig Conover, Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, Cameran Eubanks, Shep Rose, Thomas Ravenel, and newcomer Austen Kroll balance business and pleasure in the Holy City.

[02/16/17 - 02:35 PM]
IFC Greenlights Scripted Comedy Series "Living With Yourself"
"I'm doubly thrilled to be working with IFC on this show," said Tim Greenberg. "Normally I'd make a joke out of a quote like this, but I'm too sincerely excited."

[02/16/17 - 01:11 PM]
Cosplayers Put Their Skills to the Test in Syfy's Newest Competition Series, "Cosplay Melee"
Premiering on Tuesday, March 21, the hour-long battle is hosted by actress and self-described "super fan girl" Yvette Nicole Brown and executive produced by Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin of Matador Content.

[02/16/17 - 12:36 PM]
Adam Carolla's Live Interactive Talk Show Premieres Tuesday, March 14 at 10:00 PM, ET on Spike
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel will be the special guest on the series premiere of "Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live."

[02/16/17 - 12:17 PM]
Chelsea Handler Announces Season Two Premiere Date of "Chelsea" on Netflix
"Chelsea" will now stream as an hour-long episode each week, giving her audience exactly what they want: more Chelsea on Friday nights.

[02/16/17 - 11:34 AM]
Santiago Cabrera to Star in "Salvation," A New Suspense Drama Series to Be Broadcast in Summer 2017 on CBS
Academy Award nominated director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("Esposados") will direct and serve as executive producer.

[02/16/17 - 10:22 AM]
"NY Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell," Premieres April 23, Starring Golden Globe Nominee Penelope Ann Miller
The movie tells the story of a prison staffer who helped two convicts escape, leading to a fatal manhunt.